Citizen claims being removed from Healthcare Authority without ever being appointed

Dr. Oliver claims she was asked to serve on the PC Healthcare Authority and then removed without ever being appointed.

CARROLLTON - During the May 25, 2021 Pickens County Commission meeting, Dr. Parphenia Oliver spoke regarding Pickens County Healthcare. Oliver said that she came to the meeting for clarification regarding her being part of the Pickens County Healthcare Authority. Several months ago before the hospital closed, Commissioner (Bobby) Ingram approached me and asked would I be interested in serving on that committee — that board — and I appreciate the recommendation and at that time, I told him I would be interested in learning more about the position,” Oliver said.

Book signing by two Gordo authors to happen Saturday during Mule Day

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Wed, 06/02/2021 - 16:41
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Book signing by David Housel and Keith Huffman to take place at Mule Day Saturday

Being hailed as the “Biggest Literary Event in Gordo History,” Alabama One Credit Union will sponsor an in-person book signing by two Gordo natives at the Ruth Holliman Public Library during Mule Day weekend on Saturday.

David Housel and Keith Huffman will both be in attendance at the event on June 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the library on Main Street. Housel will be signing his latest book “From the Backbooth at Chappy’s,” and Huffman will be signing his book “The Portable Creek: Southern Nostalgia and Other Shenanigans.”

Locations in Pickens County available for COVID-19 vaccines by appointment or walk-in

Gentry Drugs staff (left to right) Tricia Lavender, Ashton Brite, Carly Ezell and Phil Gentry have been working to administer COVID-19 vaccines each Tuesday at Gentry Drugs.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON Managing Editor COVID-19 vaccines are more readily available in Pickens County that ever, with a number of healthcare providers and pharmacies offering free vaccines. Appointments can be made to get the vaccine at Gentry Drugs, Dr. Robbins and Dr. Parker’s office in Aliceville; Dr. Boothe’s office in Reform, or the Pickens County Health Department in Carrollton. “We started at the end of February and as of today, we’ve given close to 1,200 total,” said Phil Gentry of Gentry Drugs.

Pickens County correctional officer charged with sex-related offenses

Teraze James Nunn

A former correctional officer who worked for the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday on charges of criminal solicitation to commit second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and electronic solicitation of a child.
Teraze James Nunn, 24, of Ethelsville, was arrested after an investigation conducted by the 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office Sexual Assault Unit. The investigation was conducted at the request of Pickens County Sheriff Todd Hall.